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Editor's PickMIDTERM: Tinubu tops Lagos Senate team on motions

MIDTERM: Tinubu tops Lagos Senate team on motions

OrderPaperToday – Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central), the only female Senator from Lagos and one of the ranking members in the red chamber, has in the first half of the 9th Assembly sponsored 3 motions and 1 petition.

As the only female Senator from Lagos State, her motion record gave her edge over his male counterparts.

Records revealed that Tinubu has sponsored a motion on ‘the need for increase funding of Primary Healthcare Centers’. In the motion, she appealed for “increase budgetary allocation for Primary Healthcare and urged the Federal ministry of Health to create awareness on the benefits of Health and life insurance.”

She equally sponsored a motion on the “need to promote tourism to further diversify the Nigerian economy’ in which she urged “the Budget Office to increase budgetary allocation to the culture arm of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and that relevant Federal Ministries and Agencies to revamp the various tourist attractions across the country.”

Tinubu’s singular petition was sponsored against the President for premature removal of NCC Chairman from the office.


Tinubu leads on motions
Motions and Petitions Scorecard for Lagos Senators

On his own part, Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (APC, Lagos West) sponsored 1 motion and 2 petitions during the period under review.

He sponsored a motion at the aftermath of the Ijegun Pipeline Explosion and called for urgent need to prevent pipeline vandalization and explosion resulting in deaths and massive destruction of properties.

He urged the  the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) “to improve its security architecture for its pipelines as well as reconsider the engagement of communities and local vigilantes in such architecture.”

Likewise, one of the two petitions by Solomon was sponsored against Yaba College of Technology for alleged wrongful termination and premature retirement of one from Mr. Erinkitola M. Ajani service

Sen. Mukhail Abiru (APC, Lagos East), who became  Senator in December 2020 upon the demise of the  Senator  Adebayo Osinowo, sponsored one motion but has no petition to his credit.

His single motion was on the urgent need for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu- Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe roads to further bridge the infrastructural gap and enhance economic growth in Nigeria. He urged the senate “to mandate the Committee on Works to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to include further funding for rehabilitation of the Ikorodu – Shagamu road in the 2022 appropriation Bill; and provide appropriate funding for the reconstruction of the Ikorodu – Itoikin – Epe in the 2022 appropriation Bill.”

The Lagos State senate contingent  contributed 3.5% and 0.8% respectively to the motions and petitions sponsored at the first half of the 9th Senate.

However, on bills sponsorship, Sen. Solomon Olamilekan led the Lagos state team.

Michael Olaogun
Michael Olaogun
Olaogun Michael Sunkanmi is Researcher, Writer, Public Speaker, Policy Analyst and Legislative Accountability Strategist with years of experience in democracy advocacy and social development. He bagged a master in Public Administration with specialization in Public Policy.
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